The Business of LiFi

June, 2018

BMW Factory Floor Li-Fi uses Infrared LEDs Instead of Visible Light

June 25

BMW has completed a three-year test using LED light to transmit automobile inspection information to and from a factory floor robot and the results are in: After a few changes including deploying infrared LEDs in place of originally announced visible light, the system performed remarkably well, but it’s not quite ready yet for prime time.

LiFi Leads Digital Revolution in Ivory Coast

June 21

Ivory Coast dreams itself as the “Startup Nation of Africa”. An ambitious goal that will not come as a surprise to those following the evolution of digital Africa.   Warning, a digital platform may hide another! The Ivorian startup Janngo has just achieved its first fundraising. Investors include the Investments Bank Clipperton and the FrenchRead more

How LiFi and HUD Could Change Lives

June 19

We’re all familiar with WiFi and how it is used to provide connectivity to mobile devices. A competing technology that is starting to draw attention is LiFi. LiFi transmits data using visible light instead of radio waves. Although fiber optic systems have used light as a medium for transmitting data for decades, LiFi is different,Read more

Signify Presents LiFi: Broadband Data Connection Through Light

June 18

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), leader mondiale nel settore dell’illuminazione, lancia Light Fidelity (LiFi), una tecnologia in cui l’illuminazione LED di alta qualità fornisce una connessione a banda larga attraverso la luce. Grazie alla stretta connessione tra illuminazione e l’Internet of Things, Signify è la prima azienda d’illuminazione al mondo ad abilitare al LiFi apparecchi d’illuminazione del suoRead more

Lucibel Wins Innovation Award at the Grand Prix des Entrepreneurs d’Entreprise

June 18

LUCIBEL REMPORTE LE PREMIER PRIX DANS LA CATEGORIE INNOVATION LORS DU GRAND PRIX DES CHEFS D’ENTREPRISE 2018 Mercredi 13 juin, aux Salons Hoche à Paris, Lucibel participait à l’édition 2018 du Grand Prix des Chefs d’Entreprise, manifestation professionnelle organisée par la rédaction du magazine Chef d’Entreprise. Tous les ans, Chef d’Entreprise met en lumière lesRead more

Using LiFi to Connect to Wi-Fi

June 18

Connecting your shiny new ESP8266 to WiFi can be as simple or as complicated as you please. Most people decide to manually add it. Some people find clever ways to make the bloody thing connect itself. [Eduardo Zola] transfers his WiFi password using the flashing light of a smartphone screen.

LiFi Passes Industrial Test with BMW’s Robotic Tools

June 15

The project’s aim was to develop more flexible manufacturing cells in the area of automotive engineering through the use of fast optical wireless technologies instead of relying on wired fieldbuses or common radio solutions. The presentation demonstrated a Li-Fi communication with a mobile robot carrying out usual production processes such as welding, moving and testingRead more

Tech World: What is LiFi?

June 11

Most households in the UK will have a broadband connection and a lot of those houses will also have experienced connection or speed issues. But what if there was a way to connect to the internet and benefit from a direct connection with much faster speeds? Enter Li-Fi. Li-Fi stands for Light Fidelity and is a Visible Light Communications (VLC) system whichRead more

Advanced Television: Could LiFi be the Next Big Thing?

June 8

Work on so-called ‘smart cities’ is happening around the world, and one suggestion is to use LED lighting as a substitute for WiFi or 5G in cities equipped with ‘smart’ street lights. The concept is simple, although whether it will catch on in the face of widespread WiFi and development of 5G connectivity is anotherRead more

LiFi Ready For Its Moment In The Spotlight

June 7

In recent years, LED lighting has emerged to offer workplaces and residences an alternative to traditional fluorescent lighting. Having said that, LED lighting also promises to radically change the high-speed data communications sector. LiFi, which uses light waves rather than radio waves, will enable many users to transmit data at speeds exceeding current WiFi, usingRead more

Philips Tests LiFi in a Real Office

June 4

This week, Philips announced that its LiFi, or Light Fidelity, tech is currently being tested at the offices of Icade, a French real estate investment company. LiFi provides broadband internet through lights, using LEDs to transmit a high-speed connection of up to 30 Mb per second through light waves. Read more at Engadget.